FIVE OF THE WORLDS OLDEST POEMS REIMAGINED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY| inVERSE

Launching on World Poetry Day, inVERSE is a collection of five of the world’s oldest surviving poems re-imagined for the 21st century through the medium of film, by the award-winning film maker Jack Jewers. … Read More FIVE OF THE WORLDS OLDEST POEMS REIMAGINED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY| inVERSE

Jump, Darling is a sparkling, unusual, dark comedy with a tender family story at its heart |BFI FLARE 2021

Jump, Darling is a film that is wonderfully funny from the mind of writer and director, Phil Connell. The Canadian film presents a snapshot moment in the life of aspiring drag queen, Russell played by Thomas Duplessie. Moments before he is due to take the stage for his first big time drag performance, Russell’s boyfriend… Read More Jump, Darling is a sparkling, unusual, dark comedy with a tender family story at its heart |BFI FLARE 2021

Book Review: All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O’Leary

All the Young Men is the touching memoir of Ruth Coker Burks, a woman who dedicated herself to caring for the people neglected by their families, friends and most of society during in the AIDs crisis in America in the course of the 1980’s and 90’s.  Throughout her story, Ruth comes across as such a… Read More Book Review: All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O’Leary

Five Films For Freedom returns to remind audiences Love Is Still A Human Right

Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, returns for its seventh edition in 2021, reminding audiences that Love is Still a Human Right. Broadcasting five brand new LGBTIQ+ films to countries around the world, this year’s programme showcases queer storytelling from India, Spain, Sweden, USA and the UK. In a continuing creative partnership, the British Council has… Read More Five Films For Freedom returns to remind audiences Love Is Still A Human Right

British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign

Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, will mark its sixth year by broadcasting five brand new LGBTIQ+ films to countries around the world, including those where homosexuality remains illegal. In this continuing creative partnership, the British Council makes five short films from the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival available across… Read More British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign

Silently Hoping at Applecart Arts: Award-winning play writer Iskandar R. Sharazuddin explores what it can mean to come from a mixed cultural heritage in a modern world

Finding your identity isn’t easy. It is what can make getting older so hard to do. There are so many aspects of yourself that you may end up questioning. Your sexuality, where you grew up, your parent’s heritage, your religious beliefs and even the job you do can all leave marks on the way you… Read More Silently Hoping at Applecart Arts: Award-winning play writer Iskandar R. Sharazuddin explores what it can mean to come from a mixed cultural heritage in a modern world

“I wanted my characters to inhabit spaces outside what’s expected for queer and trans people—especially joyful spaces.” Talking to author Claire Rudy Foster about their new book – Shine of the Ever.

After reading Claire Rudy Foster’s new short story collection, Shine of the Ever, I was truly stunned. Foster short stories were full of people grappling with situations that I had lived through. On the pages were characters dealing with unrequited love, repressed sexuality, strained friendships and other wonderfully mundane or fantastically chaotic moments that you… Read More “I wanted my characters to inhabit spaces outside what’s expected for queer and trans people—especially joyful spaces.” Talking to author Claire Rudy Foster about their new book – Shine of the Ever.

The Gentleman Jack Tour Weekend – A Sapphic literary getaway inspired by the diaries of Anne Lister

Earlier this year the incredible TV series Gentleman Jack was brought to our screens by HBO and BBC one. Set in Halifax and York, the show explored the life of Victorian lesbian Anne Lister. Now, Diva Destinations, a travel company for lesbian women gives you a chance to explore the world that filled the pages… Read More The Gentleman Jack Tour Weekend – A Sapphic literary getaway inspired by the diaries of Anne Lister

Book Review: We Have Always Been Here – Samra Habib’s Queer Muslim Memoir

We Have Always Been Here is the fantastic queer Muslim memoir of editor and photographer Samra Habib. In the book she details her life so far starting with her birth and early childhood in Pakistan. There are some beautifully written snapshots of her early life in the first part of the book. Her memories of… Read More Book Review: We Have Always Been Here – Samra Habib’s Queer Muslim Memoir